Hewlett-Packard Co. on Tuesday said it received a 10-year contract from the U.S. Army to provide personal computers and other computer peripherals.

HP technology has been offered on eight of the nine awards of the $5 billion contract, based on HP's direct bid and seven channel partners' bids.

The order is part of a U.S. government requirement to ensure the operational readiness of the U.S. armed services worldwide, it said.

HP said it received notice to proceed and ordering is expected to open on October 1.

The contract, called the Army Desktop and Mobile Computing - 2, permits the Army, U.S. Department of Defense, Foreign Military Sales, all federal agencies and authorized government contractors supporting these agencies to order directly from HP, the company said in a statement.

The order includes desktop PCs, notebook PCs, printers, scanners and displays. The timeframe for the contract includes a 36-month base period, three 24-month option periods and one 12-month option period, HP said.

(Reporting by Gopakumar Warrier in Bangalore)